Young professionals to crash CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

The conference will give young professionals the chance to participate in conversations on the future and sustainability of the credit union industry

Young credit union professionals from across the USA have been invited to attend the 2019 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference as “crashers”.

Through the Crash the GAC programme, they will be able to join the industry’s largest advocacy conference with complimentary registration, so they can take advantage of networking opportunities, leadership development tools, and mentoring sessions with industry leaders from organisations such as Filene Research Institute, CUNA, and National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

They will also take part in discussions on the future and sustainability of the credit union industry and lobby for credit unions to their congressional representatives.

Led by the Filene Research Institute, the programme has been running for 10 years. In 2017 it won the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program. To mark the anniversary, the Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will bring 100 Crashers to the conference, representing every state in the nation.

“As the Cooperative Trust and Crash program grow and evolve, we continue to see positive impact on the careers of young professionals in the credit union space,” says Lauren Culp, manager of the Cooperative Trust.

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 “As we know, developing this next generation of credit union leaders is critical to our success as an industry. We’re thrilled to work with CUNA to offer the opportunity to even more young professionals this year than ever before.”

“The Crashers programme is a great opportunity for young credit union professionals, the conference, and the entire movement at large,” said CUNA CEO and president Jim Nussle.

“Crashers at the GAC will have the opportunity to network and participate in the premier event of the credit union industry. We will all benefit greatly from their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives as the movement is invigorated by a new generation of advocates.”

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